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Week in Wakulla: Oct. 20-27

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Clubs, Groups, Regular Meetings

Thursday, October 20
• ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea. For more information call 524-9103.
• BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
• COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB will meet at noon at Posey’s Steam Room in Panacea.
• FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla office.
• ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at noon.
• WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville.
• BINGO will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at La Cantina Grille in Panacea to benefit Florida Wild Mammal Association.
• NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla office, 2140-C Crawfordville Highway. This group is for family members and friends of people diagnosed with mental illnesses and is free of charge.
• RECYCLE TASK FORCE will meet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the library.
• CONCERNED CITIZENS OF WAKULLA will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library. Pam Portwood, director of the Wakulla County Tourist Development Council, will be the guest speaker.
• WAKULLA COUNTY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Education Center of the Crawfordville United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. This group meeting is for men and women, regardless of the type of cancer. For more information, call 926-6050.

Friday, October 21

• ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Friday at 8 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville.  Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.
• ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Friday at noon at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.
 • FRIDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB meets at the public library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meets at St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church in Medart from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
• PICKIN’ ‘N’ GRINNIN’ JAM SESSION will be held at the senior center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays)
• SASSY STRIPPERS QUILTERS GROUP meets at the public library from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to make quilts for traumatized children. The “cruiser quilts” are donated to Wakulla County deputies to be used for children in need. New members welcome. For information, call 926-6290.
• WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville.

Saturday, October 22

• ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Mission by the Sea Church on Alligator Drive in Alligator Point. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.
• NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 3128 Crawfordville Highway at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.
• SOPCHOPPY GROWER’S MARKET is held every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in front of Posh Java in Sopchoppy. The market features local organic and unsprayed vegetables, homemade fresh bread from Crescent Moon Farm, live music and varying demonstrations, events, vendors and activities. Growers and seafood vendors wanting to participate may phone Jennifer Taylor at (850) 241-3873 or  email famu.register@gmail.com. For more information, contact Posh at 962-1010 or Debbie Dix at 528-5838, or email posh_faery@yahoo.com.

Sunday, October 23
• ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Sunday at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville.  For more information call (850) 545-1853.

Monday, October 24
• ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 7:30 p.m. at St. Marks First Baptist Church.
• ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea.
• ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS FOR WOMEN meets each Monday at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville.  For more information call (850) 545-1853.
• LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at 1:30 p.m.
• RESPITE CARE is offered by The Alzheimer’s Project of Wakulla at Lake Ellen Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your loved one to be cared for. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost. The church is located at 4495 Crawfordville Highway. Call Pat Ashley for more information at (850) 984-5277.
• YOGAS CLASSES with Tamara will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. This is a gentle restorative class focusing on the breath to build flexibility, restore balance with a mind/body approach.

Tuesday, October 25
• ALANON meets at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville at noon.
• BOOK BUNCH meets in the children’s room at the public library at 10:30 a.m.
• NAMI CONNECTION will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla office. This group is for people diagnosed with a mental illness.
• VFW LADIES AUXILIARY BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
• CRAWFORDVILLE LION’S CLUB will meet at Beef O’Brady’s at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26
• ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at Ochlockonee Bay UMC on Surf Road at noon.
• BOOK BABIES, storytime with activities for toddlers, will be held at the public library at 10:30 a.m.
• BRAIN GYM CLASS will be held at the senior center at 10:30 a.m.
• KNITTING GROUP meets at the public library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call 491-1684.
• LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at 2 p.m.
• NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 2140-C Crawfordville Highway. Call 224-2321 for more information.
• BEADING CLASSES with Tamara will be held at 12:45 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Choose from glass and stone beads to create your masterpiece. There is a $3 to $5 fee for the materials.
• KNITTING CLUB will meet at 4 p.m. at the public library. Anyone interested in the art of knitting are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, October 27

• ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea. For more information call 524-9103.
• BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
• COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB will meet at noon at Posey’s Steam Room in Panacea.
• FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla office.
• ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at noon.
• BINGO will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at La Cantina Grille in Panacea to benefit Florida Wild Mammal Association. 
• WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville.
 • LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS will meet at 7 p.m. in the children’s room at the library. The topic will be the recent boil water notice of the Talquin Electric water sytem and the county’s response to the situation. Padraic Juarez, Wakulla County Health administrator, and Scott Nelson, director of the county’s emergency management  will be the guest speakers. Contact Anne Ahrendt at 528-0895 or Rachel Pienta at 321-3582 for more information.
• FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY will meet at 6 p.m. at the library. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Special Events

Thursday, October 20
• CHAMBER BUSINESS MIXER will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Two Blondes Liquors and Gifts in Panacea, 82 Coastal Highway 98. There will be a beer tasting and appetizers. For reservations, call 926-1848.

Friday, October 21

• CREATURE FEATURE will be held at the Wakulla Springs State Park from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entrance is free. “The Creature from the Black Lagoon,” will be shown on the big screen TV in the lobby. The Creature is expected to make an appearance.
• NJROTC FISH FRY will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. before the Wakulla vs. Suwannee football game. Plates are $7 and include shrimp, cheese grits, cole slaw, hush puppies and tea, provided by Posey’s Up the Creek. Proceeds allow the cadets to take trips, such as the one to Parris Island, Marine Corps Depot, in South Carolina.
• FORE THE BUILD GOLF TOURNAMENT will be presented by Habitat for Humanity of Wakulla County at Wildwood Golf Course. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $50 per player or $200 per team. For more information, call 545-7425.
• PANACEA HAUNTED HOUSE will be held at the Panacea Volunteer Fire Department, 7 Clark Drive, starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $3. The haunted house will also be held on Oct. 22, 28 and 29.

Saturday, October 22

• TRAIN CLUB FOR SPECTRUM CHILDREN OF WAKULLA COUNTY will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Christ Church Anglican, 3383 Coastal Highway, Crawfordville. RSVP to Carrie Stevens at (850) 274-9474 or carriejstevens@comcast.net. Children need to bring their favorite train and a snack and drink. All spectrum children and their siblings are invited. Children must be accompanied by a parent.
•  MONARCH BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. For more information, email saintmarks@fws.gov or call (850) 925-6121.
• ST. MARKS STONE CRAB FESTIVAL will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown St. Marks. Portions of the profits will go to the St. Marks Waterfronts Florida Partnership and the St. Marks Volunteer Fire Department.  For more information, call 925-1053 or visit www.stmarksstonecrabfest.com.
• PANACEA HAUNTED HOUSE will be held at the Panacea Volunteer Fire Department, 7 Clark Drive, starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $3. The haunted house will also be held on Oct. 28 and 29.

Sunday, October 23
• MESSIAH REHEARSAL for the 11th presentation of Handel’s “Messiah,” performed by Wakulla Community Chorus, will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Sopchoppy United Methodist. Music books, CDs and other material will be distributed at the first meeting. All singers are invited to participate. For more information, email Director Reba Mason at windyhammock@centurylink.net or call 962-3804.

Wednesday, October 26

• CHAMBER NETWORKING LUNCHEON will be held at Bouy’s Bayside Restaurant in Panacea from noon to 1:15 p.m. RSVP to the Chamber office 926-1848.

Thursday, October 27
• CANDLELIGHT VIGIL will be held by the Narcotics Overdose and Prevention and Education Task Force at Hudson Park beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the vigil at 6:45 p.m. For more information, call 926-0024.

Friday, October 28
• WAKULLA HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING will be held and there will be a reunion of the 1981 Football State Championship team, who will be recognized that evening at half time. If you were on the football team, cheerleader or in the band for the State Championship please contact Athletic Director Mike Smith at Wakulla High School at 926-7125 for information regarding the festivities.
• BIG BEND HOSPICE GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held at Wildwood Golf Course. Registration and lunch will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by tee-off at 12:30 p.m. Go to www.bigbendhospice.org to sign up. For more information, call Pam Allbritton 926-9308.
• HALLOWEEN HOE DOWN will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Wakulla County Senior Citizen’s Center. There will be live country music played by the Pickin’ n’ Grinnin’ Band. There will also be a raffle and prizes for best Halloween costumes. Admission is free.
• PANACEA HAUNTED HOUSE will be held at the Panacea Volunteer Fire Department, 7 Clark Drive, starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $3. The haunted house will also be held on Saturday.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 29
• FALL FESTIVAL will be held by the Apalachee Bay Volunteer Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be crafts, refreshments, bake sale, cake walk, bingo, face painting and more. To rent a booth or for more information, contact Marion at 926-9023 or 322-2652.
• SIXTH ANNUAL MIGHTY MULLET MARITIME FESTIVAL will held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woolley Park in Panacea. There will be a seafood cooking demonstration by Florida Governor’s Chef John Minas, an auction and a fishy fashion show. The Hot Tamales will be entertaining the crowd with their peppy blues and acoustic rock. There will be maritime history re-enactors, displays and presentations, arts and crafts vendors, music, food, the crowning of a Festival King and Queen and toy boat building, white boot races, live sea encounters and rides. Parking is free and admission is only $3 per person and free for children 12 and under. For further information visit www.mightymullet.com or contact Bill Lowrie at 962-4138.
• CHAT-OBERFEST will be held Chat, 1 Oak Street, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a poker walk, pet costume contest and wiener races. Categories for pet costume contest are ” Best Costume,” and “Scariest Costume,” and “CHAT Queen” or “King.” Then it will be time for the races -bring your Wiener to enter the competition. There will also be face painting and food and pet vendors. For more information, call (850) 926-0890.
• FALL HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY will be held at the Wakulla County transfer station, 340 Trice Lane, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be accepting household cleaners, automotive products, home maintenance and improvement products, lawn and garden products, electronics (anything that plugs into an electric outlet), all batteries such as lithium, alkaline, car and  button batteries, fingernail polish remover, pool chemicals, photo processing chemicals, reactive material, aerosols/compressed gas and fluorescent bulbs and tubes. For more information, call Jo Ann Palmer at 745-7111 or by email at helpkwcb@gmail.com.
• PANACEA HAUNTED HOUSE will be held at the Panacea Volunteer Fire Department, 7 Clark Drive, starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $3. There will also be a costume contest for children ages 1-6 and 7-12. First place will win $25.

Saturday, November 5
• FIFTH ANNUAL VETERAN’S PARADE will be held at 10 a.m. in Hudson Park. Wakulla Christian School and the Wakulla County Veterans Services Office will be sponsoring the celebration. The remainder of the day will be filled with a Veterans Award Ceremony, live patriotic entertainment, a silent auction, game booths, rides, crafts and a fish fry. All proceeds from this event will go to support local veteran’s programs.  For more information please contact Wakulla Christian School at (850) 926-5583.
• UP AND CLOSE PERSONAL SPOTLIGHT with Wakulla County historian Betty Green will be held by the St. Marks Yacht Club at 7:30 p.m. Green is a charter member of the Wakulla County Historical Society and co-founder of the Historical Museum. This event is open to the public. There will be light refreshments, a meet and greet time at the beginning of the evening. The Club is located at 36 Yacht Club Lane, St. Marks. Seating is limited, so reservations should be made by calling Mickey Cantner at 210-7058 or emailing pelicancove1@earthlink.net.

Tuesday, November 8

• SECOND ANNUAL BIG CATCH CHARITY FISH FRY will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Posey’s Dockside Café located at 99 Rock Landing Road in Panacea. The event’s purpose is to raise awareness about Big Brothers Big Sisters in Wakulla County, to raise funds for the growing youth mentoring program, and to bring the community together.There will be shrimp plates, sides and iced tea, beer for purchase and live music. Tickets are $10 and available online at www.bbbs.org/BIGCatch or can be purchased at the event. For ticket information or to learn more about how to enroll your child or how to become a mentor, contact Stacy Harvey at wakulla@bbbsbigbend.org or 850.366.3865.